Red Deer Syncro swim club wins four awards
Four members of the Red Deer Synchronized Swim Club were honoured at the annual Alberta Aquatic Awards Banquet in Calgary during the weekend.
Lisa Dahlke was named the national senior athlete of the year with Kyra McMurray the provincial athlete of the year, Annette Wegner the provincial coach of the year and Lynn Faris the volunteer of the year.
Dahlke has been involved in synchronized swimming for nine years and has participated provincially, nationally and internationally. She was fifth in the Canada Games trials and secured a spot on the Alberta Canada Games team that captured silver in Halifax. Dahlke also won silver at the Western Canadian Championships in the solo event as well as finishing fourth at the Canadian National Synchro Swim finals in the solo division.
McMurray joined the Red Deer Club in 2011 and during her first season in the 10-and-under category won her figures and solo competitions at all three provincial meets as well as taking top spot in the championship round.
She received an award of excellence with the highest scores in her age group for figures.
McMurray competed for the Red Deer 12-and-under team, which placed third and fourth in the provincial meets. McMurray also competes for the Marlins Swim Club and qualified for the provincial all-star team and competed at the Speedo Swim Alberta Meet, where she won silver in the 100-metre butterfly. She holds the provincial record in the butterfly for her age group with the Alberta Summer Swim Association.
McMurray will move up to the 12-and-under in the synchro duet category and the 13-15 year-old team category.
Wegner, who is the Red Deer head coach, has coached the Red Deer club at the provincial and national championships duet and solo competition.
Faris is the president of the Red Deer club.